Labor to scrap franking credits?

The big news of yesterday was undoubtedly the announcement by Labor of its plans to, if elected, scrap the system of refundable franking credits. The planned changes specifically target those low-...

Some notes on the UK general election

I was in London at the time of the general election that was held in the UK last Thursday, and I’ll be spending a bit of time in London over the next 12 months - so I thought I’d provide some cove...

Video market wrap: Italian Referendum, The ECB's QE program and US markets

During this week's Video market wrap, James Woods and Richard Sroka discuss the upcoming Italian Referendum, the ECB's QE program and the impact of Black Friday on US markets.  * This video contai...

Historical US Election Analysis

There are a mess of polls and opinions about the US election flooding media at present, and, driven by political persuasion and one's desire to sell advertising, the views are as bent as can be. B...

China arrests Crown Employees

News of the arrest of 18 Crown (CWN) employees, including three Australians, this week highlights perfectly some of the risks associated with operating in China. It is currently unknown exactly wh...

Is Amazon knocking on our door?

Earlier this week, a respected Citi analyst released a report stating that the physical entry of Amazon into the Australian market would put a significant dent in the profits of retailers such as ...

Disappointing US jobs report drives Wall Street higher

Wall Street closed higher Friday after disappointing jobs figures fuelled dovish optimism, sending the S&P 500 to a record closing high. Market breadth was again in question though as the S&P 500 ...

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